Ioan Mircea Pop

Ioan Mircea Pop
Iasi University of Life Sciences

Professor Ph.D.

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Compound feed and the raw materials used in their production are potential vectors of microbiological contamination in the food chain. The purpose of this study was to microbiologically asses raw materials (maize, wheat, soybean meal, and sunflower meal), and broiler compound feed (starter, grower, and finisher) from a representative feed mill in R...
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The objective of this research was to evaluate some quality-defining physicochemical parameters (moisture, specific gravity, pH, free acidity, ash, electrical conductivity, total phenols, and total flavonoids content, K, Ca, Mg, Na, and P) of seven Romanian monofloral honeys (linden, acacia, rapeseed, sunflower, mint, raspberry, and chestnut) colle...
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We aimed to evaluate the effects of milled rapeseed (MR) supplementation of low- or high-concentrate diets on milk production and composition, fatty acids (FAs) profile, and antioxidant capacity. Sixteen Jersey dairy cows were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square design, for four periods of 4 weeks, and assigned to four treatments as a 2 × 2 factorial desi...
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Since ancient times, honey has been appreciated not only for its sensorial traits, but also for the observed effects in rejuvenation and treatment against several bad health conditions, when used externally or internally, along with other beehive products, such as pollen, propolis and royal jelly. Today, it is known that such effects are generated...
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Objective: Quail production is ranked as an important alternative animal protein source in Cameroon. One of the main constraints of this production is the quality of feed, which lacks pro¬tein that is regularly supplied by fish meal. To avoid disagreements due to the constant shortage of fish meal, alternative protein sources are needed, and among...
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This study was carried out to assess the effect of using pasture combined with total mixed ration (TMR) on milk production and composition, fatty acid (FA) profiles, fat-soluble antioxidant content, and total milk antioxidant capacity (TAC). In addition, the effect of milk pasteurization and storage at 2 °C for 4 days, lipophilic antioxidants and T...
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Lupinus albus seeds from low-alkaloid varieties are a valuable alternative source of protein for reducing the dependence on soybean meal for the feeding of monogastric animals. Therefore, the aim of this research was to evaluate the dehulling influence of lupine seeds (L. albus, cv. Amiga) and the effect of their use in the laying quails feed on li...
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The quality of feed is very important in dairy milk production. The aim of the current paper was a comparative characterisation in terms of crude chemical composition, Ca and P, heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Zn, Cu), nitrates, nitrites and pesticides, for the natural meadow and green alfalfa, cultivated in ecological and conventional systems, utilised for...
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Romania is known among the main European honey producers, due to the variety of landforms as well as the diversity of the flora. Thirty-four honey samples of the acacia, linden and multifloral types, produced in eastern Romania and collected during 2013–2018, were physico-chemically analyzed using methods provided by the national and EU standards....
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The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of dehulling white lupine seeds (Lupinus albus, cultivar Amiga) on the raw chemical composition and nutritional profile of lipids. There was no significant differences (p ˃ 0.05) between whole and dehulled lupine seeds in respect of their content in dry matter, ether extract, crude ash and nitrogen-fr...
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Kowing the importance of utilised food for milk obtaining, in the current paper we determine the chemical composition of a natural meadow and green mass alfalfa cultivated in ecological and conventional systems, utilised for dairy cows feeding. Were analysed the content in: dry matter DM (%), crude ash C.Ash (%), organic substance OS (%), crude pro...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the sensorial, physico-chemical and nutritional traits of the meat in Flemish Giant rabbit breed. The biological material comprised 75 rabbits (25 males and 50 females), slaughtered at the age of 11 months, at an average carcass weight of 11.5 kg. Samples of the following muscle groups were taken: Longis...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different dietary inclusion of raw white lupine seed meal (WL) in diets of laying hen on fatty acids (FA) profile, health lipid indices and oxidative stability of egg yolk. A total of 160 TETRA-SL LL laying hens (30-week old) were used in a ten week trial. The laying hens were randomly assigned t...
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This research was conducted to study fatty acids composition, especially content of n-3 FA; c9,t11-CLA (rumenic acid) and t11-C18:1 (vaccenic acid) and health lipid indices of milk according to the feeding practices in sheep. The exeperimental diets consisted of: P-pasture without any diet supplementation, PC-pasture + standard concentrate (500 g/d...
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Enhancing healthy fatty acids (FA) in lamb tissues is a important research issue in meat science. The present study examined the effects of feeding-protected lipid supplements rich in linoleic acid or linolenic acid on the lipid composition of muscle and adipose tissues of lambs. Thirty, 10-week-old Tsigai breed ram lambs were assigned to one of th...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse the chemical compositional and nutritional profiles of a two number of white lupine cultivars (Lupinus albus, cultivars Amiga and Energy) suited to the pedoclimatic conditions in Romania, collected in the year 2015. No significant differences were observed among lupine cultivars in their dry matter (DM), crude as...
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This study aimed to investigate the effect of whole grape pomace (GP), grape seed (GS) and grape pomace polyphenolic extract (GPEP) on growth performance, total antioxidant status (TAS) and complete blood count (CBC) of 40-day-old chicks (hybrid Cobb 500). A total of 432 unsexed one-day-old chicks were divided into six groups: control (CON) and ve...
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The lipid matrix of the egg is a food source in which lutein and zeaxanthin have a higher bioavailability than from the vegetal sources. Within this context, we conducted a 6-week trial on 19,500 TETRA layers, which aimed to enhance the lutein concentration in the yolk by feeding natural (corn gluten and alfalfa) and commercial sources of lutein to...
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The aim of this study was a comparative analysis of nutritional quality of two different types of mackerel (marinated mackerel and smoked mackerel) on the basis of chemical composition and energy value. There were analyzed 20 samples of mackerel (Scomber scomber) purchased from stores from Iasi. The content of protein, lipids, collagen, salt and wa...
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The present study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of the ecological rearing system for broiler chickens in comparison with the conventional one. Our research was carried out in an avian factory from the NE of Romania, using 24,000 subjects belonging to commercial hybrid "Ross-308", starting with their first day of life. All of the subjects were di...
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The present study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of the ecological rearing system for broiler chickens in comparison with the conventional one. Our research was carried out in an avian factory from the NE of Romania, using 24,000 subjects belonging to commercial hybrid “Ross-308”, starting with their first day of life. All of the subjects were di...
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The purpose of this research was the nutritional quality appreciation of goat meat reared in free-range system. Were collected different muscle groups (muscles Longissimus Dorsi, Triceps Brachi, Semimembranosus) and the main edible offal (heart, liver, kidneys) from 12 specimens of young goat, aged four months, indigenous Carpathian breed. It was d...
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Grape pomace provides a rich source of polyphenols, which have the capacity to act as powerful antioxidants. Grape pomace has been used mainly in ruminant feed as a source of fiber and for broiler chickens as a source of antioxidants. It has been proved that the polyphenols from grape pomace are discomposed during the drying process. Taking into co...
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Feedstuffs grown in certain geographic areas may be marginal or deficient in specific elements. Thus, poultry diets usually require supplementation to ensure an adequate intake of trace minerals. The aim of this paper was the assessment of calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg) and sodium (Na) content in the mixed feeds from two different pro...
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This paper aims to highlight the effects of various concentrations of protein premixtures on the growth in length and weight of adult specimens of ornamental fish Poecilia reticulata, bred in captivity. Of this consideration, the experiment was set up with six groups: R1, R2, R3, TG, TP and TD, which were fed differently as follows: R1 with mixed f...
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In the ornamental pisciculture is a especial emphasis on the exterior shape and color to the fishes, issues that are dependent directly to the structure of compound feeds in relation to the nutritional characteristics of the raw materials.Own research or focused on analyzing the crude chemical composition with Weende scheme (water content and dry m...
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The mechanisms of action of probiotic bacteria and their effect in combating digestive disorders in humans and animals has been demonstrated and supported in numerous scientific studies. Probiotic bacteria are used in a wide range of nutritional techniques in order to support the host organism during physiological strain, to reduce stress due to te...
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Husbandry of hens in cage batteries raised severe reactions from animal protection associations and alternative husbandry systems have been designed and implemented in the aviculture practices. Our researches comprised 5040 "Lohmann Brown", hens, divided in three groups: L c (rearing on permanent layer); L1exp (rearing on technological shelves + la...
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The biological material used in our researches counted 4698 ―Hisex Brown‖ laying hybrids, randomly allocated to 5 experimental groups, meaning a control group (Lc) which comprised hens reared within standard battery cages (4 hens/cage of 2000 cm 2) and other 4 treatments: L 1 exp group – hens reared in size-modified cages (6 hens/cage of 6000 cm 2)...
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The researches have been carried on using 2322 "Lohmann Brown" hens, randomly allocated in two groups: Lexp-1 (432 hens reared in coops) and Lexp-2 (1890 hens reared within a hall providing free access to an external paddock). The hens belonging to Lexp-1 group had an average yield of 325.05 eggs, compared to 273.4 eggs, provided by those in the Le...
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During last years, an especially attention was focused on the usage of certain unprocessed "raw matters" in poultry feeding, in order to cut processing costs. The classical technology supposes the addition of fats, in order to balance the energetic level of the mixed fodders, involving thus major expenses to extract the fats from seeds and to incor...
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The pressure exerted by the animals welfare organizations led to the establishment of certain new rearing systems for laying hybrids. However, these new systems do not always provide the optimal conditions for expressing the best yielding potential of the hens. The biological material comprised 4698 Lohmann Brown hybrids, randomly allocated in 5 gr...
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Copper is a metal that occurs naturally the environment and an essential nutrient for plant growth and development; ingested in food by high concentrations, copper is potentially toxic to both humans and animals. The aim of this study was to evaluate copper concentration in some raw materials used in feeding dairy cows during 2006-2007 period. Fift...
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The alive, Arthemia salina is an enzyme source for the aquarium fishes. The enzymes are involved in the appetence for food, have a positive influence on growth, prolificacy, color and diseases resistance. By their color and movement the Arthemia salina nauplis determines the fish to be more active stimulating therefore their metabolism and digestio...
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The production of ornamental tropical fish involves the realization of some optimal condition for obtaining healthy fishes with various colors easy to maintain and grow. Across the time the trend became to grow fishes with various colors obtained by selection and crossing. Like this the actual guppy's forms have color and nuances apart from the wil...
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The rational alimentation of fish assure the progress and biological equilibrium of this. The most efficiently results after we feeding a vary diet in correspondence with species oquarium fish. The breathind nutriment contain fundamental nutrients who is necessary for fish increase, thid assure a power colour, the fish are active and resist at the...
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The study aimed to establish the effects given by the feed supplementation of dairy cattle having Se deficiency, with a product containing organic selenium (selenite yeast) and E vitamin. Thus, two experimental groups have been set up (LC and LE), each of the comprising 10 BNR lactating cows. Besides LC group cows diet, every animal from LE group r...
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The paper aims to review the development of non-animal foodstuff processing units from Iasi County and their capacity to make safe and quality foods in according with European norms, transposed into national legislation of our country. Methodological, were processed, analysed and synthesized information gathered after controls made by DSVA Iasi ins...
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To determine the productive effect of a mixture of acids over the broiler chicken, two experimental batches were formed (LE1 and LE2), of 50 chicken each, together with a control lot (LM), containing 50 chicken. The chicken in the experimental batches received 2%, respectively 2.5% of experimental factor in the drinking water, in the 1-21 days of l...
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The goal of the researches was to assess the effects of dietary usage of a synbiotic product (strain of Enterococcus faecium + fructo-oligosaccharide + certain ficofytic compounds from marine algae) on laying hens production parameters and eggs quality. The biological material, represented by 60 ISA Brown females, 57 weeks old, was divided in two g...
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The study was made for comparative assessment to the nine kinds of dry food for youth canine large breed, the class with higher nutritional requirements. The products take in the study are from the economic, premium and super premium range. Analyzing the Food Standards from literature and the daily amount recommended by producers we observed that e...
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The existence of pollutants in feed is a special problem in animal production, particularly in the light of current approaches to food safety for consumers of food of animal origin. Pollutants, whatever group they are by high concentrations of soil and in plants or in foods, their toxic effect may be critical risks that could affect not only produc...
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The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of Bio-Mos ® and Mycosorb ® on the performance and egg quality of commercial laying hens approaching the end of the laying cycle. The trial was conducted at the Animal Husbandry Faculty's Experimental Farm in Iasi, Romania, during a period of 4 weeks. A total of 90 hens, 57 week old ISA Brown layers w...
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The purpose of this paper was to assess parameters of broiler chicken productivity in terms of using a feed additive based on butyric acid. There were used 3 groups of chicken every group of 75 subjects, it was made a control group (C) and two experimental groups (E1, E2) which was feed with a supplemented diet with feed additive Baby C4 in differe...
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Research aimed at highlighting the technical factors influence the quality of maize and silo losses.The material studied was corn silage from different regions of the silos respectively: CS -silage covered with waterproof foil and US -uncovered silage (covered with 20-30 cm of chopped straw) has been introduced corn in different stages of vegetatio...
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Given its qualities, soybean grist is the most important source of vegetable proteins which can be used in all the growth stages of pigs and birds. Lately more and more composite fodder factories from Romania opted for the production of soybean grist and less for importing. One of the many factories which develop such an activity is the studied uni...
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Changes in European policy regarding the environment and food safety, requires changes in agricultural practices for the sustainable production and quality of product. For the study it was consulted the national and international literature in the last 10 years and we focused on a number of eight feeds in an effort to consider the values of heavy m...
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The goals of the study were to assess the effects of prebiotic mannanoligosaccharides feed additive on the performance and egg quality of commercial laying hens approaching the end of the laying period. The trial was setup at the Animal Husbandry Faculty's Experimental Farm in Iasi, Romania, during a 4 weeks period. The biological material consiste...
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The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of sodium bicarbonate and ascorbic acid feeding utilization in fighting the undesired thermal stress effects onto the quality of the eggs produced by commercial hybrids at the end of the laying cycle. The trial was conducted at the Animal Husbandry Faculty's Experimental Farm in Iasi, Romania, during...
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The modern management systems, which interfere with competitiveness focus mainly on the processes quality (quality management system), environment (environment management system) and on food safety according to HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles. The scientific paper presents some elements concerning these systems implem...
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Potentially pathogenic commensal bacteria in the digestive tract of chickens can promote chicken discomfort leading ultimately to reduce economic efficiency and possible contamination of those carcasses. To influence the micro flora composition at this level, we used feed additive as pre/probiotics, acidifiers and herbal extracts. Analyses were per...
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The purpose of this paper was to nutritionally characterize the alfalfa vegetal mass through the assessment of its cell walls content, differentiated in NDF (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin), ADF (cellulose and lignin) and Li (lignin). Chemical analysis was performed using the classical method (Weende) and Van Soest method, on average samples tak...
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Lead is a heavy metal, especially dangerous, which can affect animal health. The goal of the researches was to identify and evaluate the lead residues in mixed feeds for broiler chickens and their exposure to toxic risk. Thirty samples of mixed feeds (starter, grower, finisher), were harvested and investigated in 2006 and 2007 years. Lead concentra...

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